Negotiations of the Minister of transport, information technologies and communications of Bulgaria Ivailo Moscow and the Ambassador of Greece to Bulgaria dimosthenis of Stoidis with representatives of the Greek farmers-strikers on the opening of the Bulgarian-Greek border came to nothing.
As reported by the Bulgarian Minister, the farmers refused to unblock the road leading to one of the checkpoints on the border, reports UKRINFORM.
«During the negotiations a few people came from the Greek side, said that can not give any guarantees about the unblocking of roads. If need be, we will stand here together with Bulgarian carriers until the complete lifting of the blockade,» said Moscow.
The Minister also noted that in this situation, the Bulgarian authorities are in constant contact with representatives of the European Commission.
As reported by Bulgarian media, the Bulgarian transport companies have taken countermeasures – block road with the Bulgarian side to create similar obstacles for Greek carriers.
As the Agency reported, because of a strike of Greek farmers temporarily closed checkpoints on the Bulgarian-Greek border. On the Greek side was formed thirty-kilometer queue of trucks and cars. According to preliminary data, due to the strike in Greece the Bulgarian transport workers daily lose about 400 thousand euros.
In connection with the nationwide strike of Greek farmers in the Republic of Bulgaria adopted a decision on the temporary closure from February 18 all of the checkpoints on the Bulgarian-Greek border to traffic until approximately February 22-23.
In Greece, protests continue nationwide against the austerity measures introduced by the government at the request of creditors, in particular, intentions to raise taxes and to reform the pension system.
In Greece, the farmers refused to open the border protest against pension reform 21.02.2016